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    Monday, November 11, 2019
    Before you lift something, ask yourself these questions:How heavy is the load?Will it be awkward to control?Should I ask for help?Can it be moved mechanically with available equipment?Is it in an accessible position?Does it have sharp edges?Will it be slippery or awkward to lift?Do I need gloves or other protection?Is the new location accessible and ready to accept the item?Is my pathway ...read more
    Categories: Education, Safety and Training, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Monday, November 11, 2019
     Marin Builders Association, Town of Tiburon and Marin Economic Forum Collaborate to Measure and Improve the Permit Customer Experience  The Town of Tiburon has announced a new partnership with the Marin Builders Association and Marin Economic Forum to help improve the experience for the permit customers. The Customer Satisfaction Assessment is a program designed to measure and ultimately improve ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, General News Article, Community, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Monday, November 11, 2019
    E.F. Brett and Company, Inc. is requesting proposals from ALL subcontractors and suppliers including DVBE subcontractors and suppliers for the following project.  Tule Elk Park Education School ModernizationOwner: San Francisco Unified School DistrictBID DATE: 11/19/19 at 2:00 pm Scope: Demolition, HazMAT, Paving, Concrete, Roofing, Drywall, Painting, Fire Sprinklers, Casework, Aluminum Windows, ...read more
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Project Bid Requests
    Friday, November 08, 2019
    *This is a summarized version of an article from www.mercer.com:  “Prepare now for new state minimum essential coverage individual health care mandate”   The California Minimum Essential Coverage Individual Mandate will take effect on January 1, 2020.  The federal individual mandate has been in effect since the beginning of 2019 and Governor Gavin Newsom recently committed to reinstating this ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Monday, November 04, 2019
    Hand trucks are effective for reducing strain while moving heavy materials. However, injury can still occur. Use the following tips to prevent strains, trips and falls when using a hand truck.  Lifting practices:Load and unload the hand truck carefully, following proper lifting technique.Always keep your back straight while lifting.Get help if the load is too bulky for proper lifting techniques ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter
    Thursday, October 31, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   A ‘digital’ question gets us rolling! I will ‘blast’ through another while under pressure to clean up some confusion about power washing before wrapping up ‘history’ for our last contractor…   Q:  I have a question regarding the fingerprinting process. If I am understanding correctly, because I am an out of state resident, I need to take ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    Background: Hensel Phelps is a top 20 ENR General Contractor: One of their most recent projects is the $1.2B Design-Build Harvey Milk Terminal 1 at the San Francisco International Airport (SFIA Terminal 1). Challenge:  Hensel Phelps's past photo capturing process was problematic, it Involved manual processes that required one person to take full ownership of the documentation for the entire ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research, Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    Objective: To provide an overview of ladder safe use principles Ladders, used properly, can be a safe and convenient tool. When used improperly, however, they can lead to a serious injury or result in a fatality. Click here to download the complete training short in EnglishClick here to download the complete training short in Spanish Safety & Training Shorts provided by George Petersen ...read more
    Categories: Cornerstone Partner News, E-Communication - Newsletter, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E- Communication - Toolkit Program, Education, Safety and Training, Papers/Research
    Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    Last year, we reported that the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 (“Dynamex”) adopted a new, pro-employment standard (the “ABC Standard”), which presumes a worker is an employee versus an independent contractor under California wage orders and regulations.   Assembly Bill 5 (“AB5”) has now been passed by the California Legislature ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Economic, Human Interest, E-Communication - Advocacy, Advocacy and Legislation
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    North Bay Construction Corps - Class of Marin addresses the high demand for construction workers in our community. This program places over 20 well trained and prepared high school seniors directly into the construction industry with local Marin Builders Association firms at the end of each class cycle. Cohorts begin in January and conclude in June with a 2 week boot camp. Students will then be ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Fun Facts, Community, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Event Related
    Monday, October 21, 2019
    "Behavior Based Safety" (BBS) can have positive results when done correctly. In a successful BBS approach, everyone must be on the same page with respect to what the safe behaviors are for all hazards present. To assure everyone is truly aware of the hazards and respective controls for each task, a simple process can be employed… Job Hazard Analyses (JHAs). JHAs provide a simple outline of the ...read more
    Categories: E- Communication - Toolkit Program, E-Communication - Newsletter, Cornerstone Partner News, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Papers/Research
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    The County of Marin recently approved the first reading of an increase in permitting fees (Marin IJ article). The Marin Builders Association Board of Directors opposes the increase. Going forward, we are attempting to work with County leaders to improve service for permit applicants similar to the work we are doing with the City of San Rafael. If you have suggestions about how the county can ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.   In our age of Roomba’s and robot chefs, some things are still not ‘automatic’ with a contractor’s licensing paperwork. When you add one and one you don’t always equal two in this interpretation of contractor regulation. Go figure, it’s kind of a ‘trade’ off… Q:  My husband and I started a company approximately two years ago.  The way we set ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training
    Tuesday, October 01, 2019
    We would like to recognize and celebrate our wonderful REFERRAL PARTNERS!    Alan Aranha, Exchange Bank who referred, Valrie Joy Williams, WINDfall Financial GroupBrad Hubbell, Hubbell Daily Architecture + Design who referred Rick Cowperthwaite, Rick's Energy Solutions, Inc. (Special thanks to Brad for pledging his bonus to our wonderful Scholarship Program!)Marci Nava, Framework ...read more
    Categories: Fun Facts, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Community, General News Article
    Monday, September 16, 2019
    Beginning January 1, 2020, the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Truck and Bus Regulation will be enforced through a new automatic process. Senate Bill 1, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 (SB 1), was signed into law on April 28, 2017. This bill states that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) must check that vehicles are compliant with, or exempt from, CARB’s Truck ...read more
    Categories: E-Communication - Newsletter, Human Interest, Advocacy and Legislation, Community, Economic, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Wednesday, August 21, 2019
    Cynthia Murray, Executive Director of the North Bay Leadership Council has been named as this year’s “Women of Industry” honoree by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. She will be honored at the 7th Annual Women of Industry Luncheon & Marketplace on November 15 at Embassy Suites in San Rafael. Among her many community contributions, Cynthia has served on the Marin Builders Association Scholarship ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Event Related, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Wednesday, August 07, 2019
    BUILDERS: Have you been struggling to connect to the subs and vendors you need to make your project go smoothly?  HOME/PROPERTY OWNERS:  Have you been challenged to find an available contractor to help with a maintenance issue or renovation project? Marin Builders Association can help! In order to be efficient, we will need some accurate information to get started:A brief summary of your project ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Project Bid Requests, E-Communication - Newsletter, Fun Facts, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    Stay up to date with everything your Marin Builders membership offers you! On the first Thursday of every month, from 8:30-9:30 am our Membership Director, Christine Puccini will hold open office hours for ANY/ALL members. (Please check the event calendar or call the office to confirm in case the regular date has been changed due to vacation or illness.)  No RSVP needed – just drop by our office, ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, E-Communication - Newsletter, Community, Education, Safety and Training, Marin Builders Association NEWS
    Friday, June 21, 2019
    Inspiration. Expertise. Professionals. 500+ Local Resources for your Home. The most recognized and respected name in local Building meets the most recognized and respected name in local News. Marin Builders Association is back, with help from Marin Independent Journal and San Rafael based design studio, And Them, with the latest edition of the incomparable go-to resource guide for homeowners in ...read more
    Categories: Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, Education, Safety and Training, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Marin Home Resource Guide, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 05, 2019
    We Now Deliver to Your Work Site Stay productive - let us bring supplies to you! The Urban Farmer Store now offers FREE delivery of all of our products for our professional customers for orders over $1,000.   Let us help you avoid wasted time in traffic.  Call now to get your delivery on our schedule.   We will be in your area! Click here to view our daily delivery zone and our mobile order ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Marin Home Resource Guide, Fun Facts, Green Building - Sustainability, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    https://chambermaster.blob.core.windows.net/userfiles/UserFiles/chambers/9100/File/Permits_2019/San_Rafael/May-AssessorsMonthlyReport.xlsClick the links below to view a current list of permit reports published and provided by the County of Marin and the individual cities/towns including Corte Madera, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito and Tiburon. If what you're ...read more
    Categories: Permits, Permits - Marin County
    Friday, February 01, 2019
    Click the links below to view a current list of Tax Liens & Completions published and provided by the County of Marin. If what you're looking for is not listed below, please don't hesitate to call our offices directly at 415.462.1220 or contact Paula Krause at paula@marinbuilders.com.01.11.19 ​01.18.19 ​01.25.19 ​02.01.19 ​02.08.19 ​02.22.19 ​03.01.19 ​03.15.19 ​03.22.19 ​03.29.19 ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Education, Safety and Training, Tax Liens and Completions
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE  CONTACT: Rick Wells Chief Executive Officer  415.462.1220 rick@marinbuilders.com   CONTACT: Don Jeppson Chief Building Official     415.485.3357 Don.Jeppson@cityofsanrafael.org  City of San Rafael to Publish Report from Marin Builders Association on Permit Customer Satisfaction   In partnership with the Marin Builders Association and the Marin Economic Forum, the City ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Press Release, Community, E-Communication - Newsletter, General News Article, Papers/Research
    Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    Marin Builders working behind the scenes for our members.SB 1254 – Unlicensed ContractorsProperty owners can be held liable for injuries to uninsured workers and the Contractors' License Board (CSLB) has no direct authority to intervene. This bill gives the CSLB the tools they need to fight unlicensed contractors by providing the Registrar with the authority to issue administrative Stop Work ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy and Legislation, E-Communication - Advocacy, Economic, Papers/Research, Press Release
    Click here for Subcontractor Lien Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders Association and Dan McLennon of Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP.
    Categories: Tax Liens and Completions, General News Article, Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community
    Click here for General Contractors Lien Rights Protection Checklist to protect your Lien rights provided by the Marin Builders  Association and Board member Dan McLennon.
    Categories: Marin Builders Association NEWS, Community, General News Article, Tax Liens and Completions
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